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Greater Richmond companies have access to a network of resources needed to support their business success.

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Richmond: Love What You Find

Relocating to Greater Richmond, Virginia? You will find what you love, and love what you find.

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The City of Richmond & Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico

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  • Total employment in is nearly 660,000 in the Richmond Metro Area with over 5,000 working in industries dealing with food and beverage production and another 1,300 in agriculture.
  • A proven, productive, and skilled labor force is comfortable with 24/7 operations and advanced manufacturing technologies.
  • The Richmond area is a proven location for food and beverage related R&D with companies such as Sabra and Westrock leading the way.
  • More than 50 food processing companies currently operate in the Greater Richmond region.
  • There are 150 planned or operating breweries in Virginia.
  • Sabra’s Chesterfield plant is the largest hummus factory in the U.S.
  • Industrial electricity rates are more than 30% below the national average
  • Area community colleges offer occupational and technical training, including programs in culinary arts and customized programs for individual employers.
  • Greater Richmond is strategically located at the mid-point of the East Coast.
  • Interstates I-64, I-95, I-85, and I-295 converge in the metro area.
  • There are more than 100 motor freight companies and brokers.
  • Virginia is a right-to-work state with low levels of unionization and union election activity.
  • Workers' Compensation and Unemployment Compensation costs are among the lowest in the nation.
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